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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Oct. 6-7) -- the ABCs of a really lousy night

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Fox is having a very tough season so far, but ABC turned out the lights on itself Tuesday with a lineup that even gave The Mindy Project a moral victory.

New comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story did manage to outdraw Fox’s competing one-hour repeat of Family Guy in the 7 p.m. hour. They otherwise were drubbed in the D-FW Nielsens by CBS’ NCIS, NBC’s opening hour of The Voice and the first episode of CW’s The Flash.

ABC came up even emptier among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, with Manhattan Love Story only able to tie the second half of Family Guy while getting soundly whipped by everything else, including the opening half-hour of the Dallas Mavericks’ first pre-season game on TXA21.

ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. then lost in both ratings measurements to the Mavs game plus competing programming on CBS, NBC and Fox. Tuesday’s 9 p.m. ABC entry, the new drama series Forever, also ran fifth across the board on a night when NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans tied for the most total viewers with 369,622 apiece while the 9 to 10 p.m. hour of the Mavs-Rockets game had the biggest haul of 18-to-49-year-olds (81,999).

In contrast, ABC’s highest scorer in both measurements was Selfie, with 104,610 total viewers and 28,384 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Monday night’s prime-time Nielsens were paced by CBS’ new 7 p.m. episode of The Big Bang Theory, which had 425,414 total viewers. ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between Seattle and Washington ran an overall second in total viewers (390,544) while leading all programming in the 18-to-49 demographic (186,074).

Among non-football attractions, NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice beat everything but Big Bang in total viewers with 376,596. It was the same story among 18-to-49-year-olds.

At 9 p.m., NBC’s The Blacklist led non-football programming with 278,960 total viewers. Blacklist also had the most 18-to-49-year-olds in that hour (113,537).

Here are the local news derby results.

Monday -- NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (the main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The Peacock also ran the table at 5 p.m. and added a 6 a.m. win in total viewers. Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 a.m.

Gannett8 rebounded from a pair of uncommon last place finishes at 6 a.m. to uncommonly sweep the 6 p.m. competitions.

Tuesday -- Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 was alone in first with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and had another doubleheader win at 6 p.m. NBC5 ran first in both measurements at 5 p.m.

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